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How does He-3 become superfluid?

by lizzie96
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Mar30-14, 12:48 PM
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How exactly does superfluidity occur in helium 3? I have heard that the nuclei of the helium atoms form pairs analagous to the Cooper pairs in superconductivity, but don't Cooper pairs form due to distortions in the metal lattice? Is this picture oversimplified or do the helium-3 pairs form in a different way?
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